Monday, April 11, 2011

Lets feel these also


For the past few Weeks the country has been trying to come to terms with a phenomenal outburst of the people against the insincerity of the war against corruption. No doubt corruption has really spread like a virus and people from all over the country are certainly fed up with this corrupt system and are looking for accountability.

Not just in the Metros, even in the small towns....No matter of what age, which caste and gender they belong, even the house wives were seen hand in hand to beat corruption. The most important thing noticed from the newspapers and TV clippings was that they all were the urban class  people  and  fully committed to fight corruption.

Undoubtedly one way or other we all are effected by corruption, but what we are forgetting here that apart from corruption, there are some other issues equally important and do need our attention...but somehow these issues are getting escaped or untouched from our drawing room discussions. They do not touch us in a real sense bcoz we urban class people never experience these issues.....

Issues like Hunger, Malnutrition, being treated as untouchable bcoz you belong to particular caste or community, Girl child abuse etc etc...... In fact these problems are far  away from the reality of our urban, progressive and fairly self reliant people, who were seen lighting candle at India Gate.

So apart from making a group on social networks or lighting a candle at the central location of our respective cities for eradicating corruption, we must also think about issues like Hunger, Malnutrition, girl child abuse etc. I am not saying that we should restrain our self from fighting and talking about corruption, we must  continue doing that but at the same time we should also think and talk about these issues with the similar feelings as we feel about corruption.
 


53 comments:

  1. yes Irfanji, i totally agree with you. we must never stop eradicating all the possible impurities of our society, its a long journey and we must carry on, united.

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  2. Good post Irfan! We will work on one heart at a time - starting with ours...

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  3. @fantacy....: welcome here at my space, what i feel is in this 24x7 cry about corruption we have just overlooked some other important issues.
    and btw thanks for the follow, hope to see you more often now.
    Thank you.

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  4. @NRIGirl: Glad you liked it and yes one has to start from his own drawing room first....
    thanks for ur visit.

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  5. Once the corruption is checked , everything will start falling in place.

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  6. I hope this is just a beginning...well begun is half done...though i'm very skeptical about how far a bill/law can go in fighting corruption...we may have the best laws but the real question is how many of them are really implemented...I hope this bill gives teeth to the masses.

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  7. @ZEAL: agree with you but how something like "Untouchability" or "Girl Child abuse" is related with corruption i am unable to understand.


    @Ritu: yaa the proposed Bill is a good step towards fighting corruption but what about those issues i am trying to talk about here.

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  8. Ah Irfan perhaps you can start your own revolutions one issue at a time....khayal accha hai :-)

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  9. Rightly said.I hope similar effects are taken for the other social problems that you've mentioned.

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  10. @Ritu: ............. :) Thank you.


    @Anu: Thank you so much for yet another visit here.

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  11. Ah! Rightly said Irfan. I hate the groups that are formed in Facebook to fight social issues. What is the purpose behind creating such groups if people are not doing anything beyond just joining the group??

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  12. @Always Happy: I think most of us join these group to get noticed n to show our presence some how, which is not going to serve the cause.... Thanks for sparing your time yet again here.

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  13. Good one.. but it was funny I was reading the news yesterday with all the aftermath of the hunger strike.. How Pawar was first part of it and then later the AIM of it ...
    How there was some problem with Swami Ramdev.. That is why even though i want a revlution I still dont beleive in the KHADI WEARING politcians ..

    And the group making Well i have my beleif that its made and people join just to show that they care.. otherwise NOT ALL are serious about the group .. It looks good to have your name as a member of the group thats what it burns out to be .. I hate it when people send those emails on FB to join a CAUSE.. Just for that sake of it..

    Bikram's

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  14. @Bikramjit: well, you have very nicely summarized the whole thing here and this is what exactly i wanted to say......

    Regarding joining n forming those groups i agree with you in totality....

    and thanks for being so regular at my space.

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  15. ur caught without driving license what will most of us do ??? pay rs 100 n move or pay rs 1000 n gat the valid slip frm policeman.. i guess the choice is clear.. we only breed corruption its first GIVE than TAKE .. SO ALL SHOULD STOP GIVING ..

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  16. @tariq: but the thing is why to drive without a valid licence???....

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  17. Thats Great post ...social problems are increasing by day ..keep posting on such topics:)

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  18. Irfanji! I totally agree with this and my mind is wandering all around these problems,main thing is these and many more like defense , terrorism, all are interrelated so we can't find ultimate solution by skipping others. Great thinking!

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  19. @Geeta singh: thank you so much for the encouraging comment.


    @Mohinee: I am glad you liked it.... thanx for coming over here again.

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  20. Corruption is the main cause which shelter such issues like malnutrition, hunger n all. N we people jst discuss n talk n forget n there are no remedies for these things as we don't have the desire to get up n do something like what happened.

    Anna Hazare is a 74 yr old chap. If he can do then why cant we?

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  21. Yeah, there are many other relevant issues which needs an earnest attention. Yet, the root cause of most of the problems is corruption. You eradicate corruption from government offices and see half of the hunger, malnutrition, and education problem will automatically get solved. Our government spends lots of money on various social issues but just 'coz of the corruption this money gets stranded from it actual path.

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  22. @Priya: of course if a 74 yr gentle man can do it then why can't we? i think there is a lack of commitment with us, we think that by lighting a candle or by making a group at facebook for that matter, we did our part.... but these things are not going to serve the cause, it requires a much more serious effort from all of us.

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  23. @Rachit: you are right sir...but problems like "Untouchability" n "Girl child abuse" is more bcoz of our frame of mind than bcoz of corruption, i think.

    and thanks a lot for your yet again visit here.

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  24. Our country has been facing the same problem for decades. I'm with you when you said, everyone from the upper class to the lower is affected one way or another. Corruption is simply the root cause for major problems like hunger and malnutrition.

    You got a sensible blog. BTW, thank for the visit. :)

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  25. @Cee: well corruption is something which don't care about crossing the boarders, so its more or less in every nation now a days.

    BTW welcome here at my space.... plz do come again....thanx.

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  27. Great post Irfan.. sometimes we pave way for corruption by offering bribes to get things done fast...

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  28. @Stranger: Thats true..... thanks for visit n the follow i am honored :)

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  29. Nice thoughts!

    So many schemes have been initiated by the govt with our tax money like the mid-day meal, free rations scheme - again all these get entangled in the corrupt hands of the government officials.

    I think the answer does not lie in lighting candles, (waste of money and again contributes to global warming). The answer lies in helping and donating funds to ngo's like narayanan krishnan.(I'm sure you would be aware of him if not please google for his name)

    Like bikram said I too don't believe in these groups on social network.

    Sorry for the rather long comment.

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  30. @Asha: you are right lighting a candle or any thing of that sort has got nothing to do in solving these problem.... they need sincere effort in fact....

    BTW thanks for ur views i appreciate ur approach n views, thank you for sparing so much of time here:)

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  31. Hello Irfan Ji,

    Everyone has great respect for Anna Hazare as he has always taken up issues that is connected with our day to day life. His movement for “Jan Lokpal Bill” has been well taken by public and Media.

    Can anyone plz. clear my doubts :-

    (1)Was everyone who took part in this large gathering, been honest/disciplined throughout his/her life ?

    (2) Why do we think that only Politicians are corrupt and others are fair ?

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  32. Irfan,
    Ripples can start off great waves.Like the flutter of butterflies starting off great winds.
    Everything needs a start.

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  33. salam kenal..Everyone has great respect for Anna Hazare as he has always taken up issues that is connected with our day to day life. His movement for “Jan Lokpal Bill” has been well taken by public and Media.

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  34. I think this wave against corruption is a good start. Mindsets require time to change. You have rightly said that other issues require to be addressed too. I hope that with time all things will change. Certain issues like poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy are linked to corruption because funds meant for these are getting diverted into the pockets of the corrupt.

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  35. Corruption is only one aspect. Country seems to be going through one of its worst phases after 1975.I hope situation can be brought under control.

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  36. it is sad that being a citizen of such countries we bear such situations since very long,the frustration among people and raising terrorism is the result of corrupt system,

    i strongly believe that unity of people has power to bring the huge change in situation,all we need a platform and a strong leadership to make it happen,nice sharing .god bless irfan.

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  37. @STRANGER: Thats true... and
    (1) I have a doubt and don't think so...
    (2) well, this is human nature n tendency to treat ourself perfect n fair and not so easy to change.


    @Shalet Jimmy: Thank you.

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  38. @dr.antony: yaa.. a smooth start sir.

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  39. @sinta: welcome at my Blog.... plz do come again. thanks.

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  40. @Rachna: yes..agree with you here.. Thanks.


    @Chowla sir: Lets hope for the best Sir.. Thank you.


    @baili: Thanks for sharing your views and your visit.... Thank you.

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  41. Great post,I totally agree with you,a change can take place..and we are seeing a sudden wave of awakening now..I do hope it continues. If each one of us makes an effort,we can do something to make our country a better place...

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  42. @Alpana Jaiswal: Absolutely, the day we start doing our part as individual things will start improving..... thank you.

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  43. nice article we have to act and think on everything.

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  44. hmm....I believed that these WALKS and PUBLIC GATHERINGS are now part of FASHION....someday there is fashion of CHILD LABOR...you will find every news...every clipping about child labor...

    Someday it is corruption trend so it goes...

    Its all about fashion and its trends...you know...

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  45. I personally think ..Honesty should be deep down in us..it should be a kind of motivation to bring the nation up..with personal interest.
    nice write up...
    I was very busy so came late on your post!

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  46. @Thinking: Agree, most of the time its nothing but show off . Thank you.


    @Harman: Glad you liked it.... Thanks for your visit.

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  47. buck stops at the top,fix that all will be well.
    choose leaders wisely,corruption in power corridors is the worst form.

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  48. Hey Irfan! Heard you are coming to Shillong! That's great - we should meet up. Have you organised everything for your trip. Do let me know - I can help with hotel bookings, sightseeing etc. We have had so many visitors over the last 2 years that I am quite experienced! Send me an email if you need anything.

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  49. Totally with you on this post Irfan... We really need to take up all the issues simultaneously rather than been stuck at just one or two points...

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  50. @danish: yu are right but its quite difficult to have some Politicians who are not from that Corrupt Club...Thank you.


    @Amy and Arpit: I have still not finalized the date, once i do that, will let you know for sure... and thnx for all that.


    @Tanishka: Thank you Tanishka.

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  51. Great post! I do agree that other issues are important as well. I like that you express your views and I also like that you see abuse and "girl abuse" and the like as important issues. I don't hear many people say they see that as important :(

    Anyways,

    I'm a new follower!

    I actually came to your blog to thank you for the wonderful comments you left at Jessica Brant's finding one's way page on my story living this side of hell.

    I wanted to thank you and let you know I have left a comment on the story telling you all how much your comments and support have meant. I hope you'll get a chance to reAD it. :) Anyways, I'm working on a blog post I've dedicated to the wonderful people like you who commented with such empowering, kind words. I will be sharing your link on the post. :)

    By the way, I love your blog! I'm so glad I visited!

    -Kendra

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